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by Kattenkrad
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Asymmetric Eyefinity?
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Asymmetric Eyefinity?

Anyone know if it's possible to run an Eyefinity setup with dissimilar monitors, do they all have to be identical in resolution? Also, does it work if I say hook up 3 identical monitors to a Crossfire set up using only the DVI ports on both cards? edit: Woops, wasn't logged and made this thread in t...
by Kattenkrad
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Bad Company 2
Replies: 37
Views: 7780

Re: Bad Company 2

To get the ping on the server browser under Windows Vista/7, you have to run BFBC2 as admin. There's a particular way that they handle the ping request and it's not through the typical ICMP packet so in general, it requires elevation. Or turning UAC off. If you have steam, then you have to run both ...
by Kattenkrad
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: So now that Nvidia has released the 470-480
Replies: 7
Views: 2082

Re: So now that Nvidia has released the 470-480

I think mainly, AMD's partners just needs to drop their prices down to MSRP, since all their 5xxx series cards are selling for above MSRP right now. After that, they should be able to maintain sales against the 470-480 as their cards are comparable, for less cash.
by Kattenkrad
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: OS & gaming preformance
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: OS & gaming preformance

A 32bit binary and a 64bit binary are roughly the same size once compiled and linked. What matters is that a 64bit binary cannot work on a 32bit architecture OS because they call instructions that don't exist on the 32 bit machine. In general, additional development work needs to be done to make 64 ...
by Kattenkrad
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: OS & gaming preformance
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: OS & gaming preformance

That's a hard question to answer. Right now, most the the AAA titles aren't using all of the RAM except in some isolated cases. But I remember at GDC this year, I attended a talk that mentioned that since users were starting to get quad cores and 64bit systems with 6 GB of RAM installed by default, ...
by Kattenkrad
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: OS & gaming preformance
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: OS & gaming preformance

A game does not necessarily take advantage of the 64 bit instructions in the 64 bit operating system, but it will (probably) take advantage of the more than 3~4 GB RAM that you install. An example I can give is my Macbook Pro on Win 7 32bit - it only recognizes 3 out of the 4 GB RAM, however, my des...
by Kattenkrad
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: 30 Min Delay
Replies: 26
Views: 4577

Re: 30 Min Delay

Are you by any chance running a RAID of some sort? It could be the RAID has become degenerate and it's sitting there verifying itself before the computer is responsive. I had this problem a couple weeks ago and solved it by removing one of the drives and replacing it, then telling the RAID to rebuil...
by Kattenkrad
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Web Hosting
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Web Hosting

With that kind of requirements, I think it would be good idea to get a colocation set up with say, Level 3 or Cogent and rent some rack space at one of their data centres. Then some other questions you might need to ask are: 1. Are these 2000 users on same VPN? Corporate intranetwork? Just Internet ...
by Kattenkrad
Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU
Replies: 387
Views: 114188

Re: iBUYPOWER Chimera 2 Gaming System with an I7-980X CPU

Entering the contest with this post.

Here's my system:
Intel i7 920 @ 4ghz
Aircooled with the TRUE
OCZ Gold 6 GB RAM
2x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB in RAID 1
Dying XFX 9800 GTX+

Probably will replace the dying graphics card with a Sapphire 5xxx.

http://yfrog.com/3m20100413105214j